"Today, I come to you all with a heavy heart. As of yesterday, I have stepped down from my GM role at the Chicago Coyotes. Or I guess it's the Kansas City Coyotes now. Either way, I am no longer in charge of the organization. This decision does not come lightly, nor does it have anything to do with the criticism I have received throughout my tenure.
I have recently been dealing with some family issues. I thought that I could handle both things at the same time, but during this season I realized that I cannot continue in this way. I was planning on seeing out my tenure until the end of this season, but the ownership and I agreed that it might be best to part ways now.
To the Coyotes and my successor, I wish you all good luck in making the Coyotes a formidable force in the DSFL. Even though I won't be around anymore, I will still cheer for you when I can.
To the City of Chicago, I apologize for not fulfilling my promises. It was my goal from the start of the DSFL that there should be a team in this beautiful city at all times. I have failed you all, twice now.
But this is not good-bye. I hope that someday once I am ready, I can return to the leadership within this league. Maybe even bring football back to Chicago.
Until then, be good to each other and always strive to be the best you can be.
-Alexandra Jones <3
So enough in character stuff. This isn't some "reporter" talking, this isn't "Alexa" talking, this isn't even "Jiggly" talking. This is John.
I joined this league as a favor to a friend (Aenir, specifically). I was right out of high school and needed something to do over the summer, especially since I don't have many
friends in real life. Within my time on here: I've started college, released an (admittedly shitty) LP, started learning guitar, and had a fairly minor nervous breakdown involving soccer. It's self-serving to say, but I've changed a lot since then and it hasn't even been a year.
But that change has affected my "work rate" in this league. When I first joined the NSFL, I had no clue what a "sim league" was and was extremely excited to create and write for different characters. I'm now involved in 5 different sim leagues And really only have a written and released back-story for one character (Dakota Reid in the SHL). I'm spread pretty thin and while I could just retire in the rest of them, I still like the people in those leagues and don't want to leave them. This just leaves me with a lot of random busy work on Mondays updating everyone.
I started thinking about retirement when I lost the Chicago Blues. I had no chance left to save my Chicago franchise, so why even bother? It's hard to explain how important it is to me to have a team in Chicago, but let's say that it is VERY important to me. I tried making moves to keep them around in some capacity, but all attempts failed. On the bright side, Numbers offered me a spot with the Coyotes and I laid my personal condition that we had to play in Chicago. So that's how that happened.
But over the season I've gotten to the point where I've realized that I just don't care enough anymore. I thought that maybe if I made this personally important for me, putting the team in Chicago, it would give me a jump charge. But I just couldn't be bothered. So I decided that I'd resign at the end of the season. Unfortunately, I guess some players spoke up about me (or at least that was what I was told), so the decision was made by the HO that I should retire immediately and allow the new GM to start right away.
I don't really regret any decisions that I made, even shit ones, because I've learned from them. And even though I'm retiring from an actual leadership position, I hope to be available to the Coyotes, or the Otters, or even the Solar Bears for advice. I also hope to stick around on the PBP Team whenever that starts back up and I'll still be updating my player as much as possible and hanging out on Discord.
I'm just tired and need to focus on myself for a bit.
Your Proud .gif Queen